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CSPAN
Sep 19, 2010 6:00am EDT
testimony to be submitted for the record. right, mr. conyers? we need the black scholars in the nation to route around this and help make any discussion about amending the 14th amendment, to weaken it. radio active and make the discussion about improving the 14th amendment and talking about how the courts have weekend the real intention of the framers of the 14th amendment. we need to get people together to put testimony that mr. coleman can sign his name. it's just like we do in the supreme court. we need friends of the court briefs. we need friends of john conyers, you know, testimony. the other things we need to do is to, we need to make sure that people are made aware that the 14th amendment is under assault, and that means the bill of rights is under assault. and if they will go there, they will go to the ourth amendment. if they will go there they could go to the 13th amendment. nolikely, but they will go to other amendments. they certainly have repeatedly tried to pass amendments that circumscribe the first amendment. so whatever you can tell us to do, this is the dream team. an
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
with what happened on capitol hill. here's an exchange between michigan congressman john conyers and stephen colbert today. let's listen. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she'd like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm theme do so. >> that is correct. >>s that fair enough. >> von, let me start with you. you've been doing this as long as i have. watching the 24/7 news cycle infect congress and now it's sort of has gone to a level where an actor or comedian decides to go in character on capitol hill. what did we witness today? >> well, i really think that was the sticking point right there. we've seen celebrities parade up in congress. kevin costner was there recently. talking about coast guard issues. they're in and out of that place all the time. but for colbert to be there in character was really taking this to an entirely new level and a really bizarre level. i think what they were trying to do and you have to give them credit, they were trying to get attention, the c
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2010 5:00am EDT
happened on capitol hill. here's an exchange between michigan congressman john conyers and stephen colbert today. let's listen. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she'd like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so. i'm only here on interpretation. >> that is correct. >> that is fair enough. >> von, let me start with you. you have been watching the 24/7 news cycle infect congress, and now it's sort of where it has gone to a level where an actor or comedian decides to go in character on capitol hill. what did we witness today? >> well, i really think that was the sticking point right there. kevin costner was there recently. talking about coast guard issues. they're in and out of that place all the time. but for colbert to be there in character was really taking this to an entirely new level and a really bizarre level at that. i think what they were trying to do and you have to give them credit, they were trying to get attention, the chairwoman was trying to ge
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2010 2:00am EDT
2009, represent the did conyers and fine gold introduced the act of 2009. the bill would restore the body -- the voting rights of the 4 million americans that have been released from prison and are living in the communities. it would make sure that people on probation do not lose their rights to vote in federal elections. it would notify people about their right to vote in federal elections when they leave prison, when they are sentenced to probation, or when they are convicted of a misdemeanor. not only will this bill creates this federal standard, but we believed it will strengthen our democracy by creating a broader and more just base of a broader -- of voter participation. it would aid law-enforcement by increasing participation in civic life. justice marshall once noted that the denial of the right to vote to persons is a hindrance to the efforts of society to rehabilitate former felons and convert them into law abiding and rejected -- and productive citizens. this bill would largely resolve this problem with de facto enfranchisement because it would eliminate the confusion
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
for not having a sense of humor, but it was tell cat jon conyers who tried to kick him -- democrat jon conyers who tried to kick him out. >> i was in the hearing and frankly, it was pretty tense. i think a lot of people were floored by the way he handled himself. i don't think everybody was really expecting him to kind of do a tongue in cheek approach to this, but yeah, conyers did ask him to leave and chairman lofgren said it was okay for him to stick around. he stayed. he delivered a great stand-up performance. don't know if you'd consider it a great performance before congress, but it was certainly something to see. >> from their point of view, i mean does it make a mock riff congress or does it do what celeb -- mockery of congress or does it do what celebrities should do which is bring attention to this? >> that's really the big question here. when you look back, elmo has testified before congress on behalf of children who are into musical education. so it's really a hard question to answer. it runs the gamut from expert to celebrity, but in the end of the day a lot of people watched today
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
the members of congress sitting there? why didn't he leave? >> i think it's a good question. conyers was giving the early warning signal. i'll not sure members of congress got what was going on. when he talks about entering the footage of his colonoscopy. it's reinforcing the negative opinions people have of congress. they are going to be surprised. it's going to have backlash against them. >> pelosi was asked about his testimony today. let's listen to how she responded chltd. >> do you think it's appropriate he testified today? >> of course it's appropriate. he's an american. he can bring attention to an important issue like immigrat n immigration. i think it's great. >> one thing i'm wondering about. i have seen reaction on twitter. john, you are a big user of it and i am a big user. today felt like a day that embarrassed the constitution. folks argued from a blue state-red state divide saying hey, that's what satire does. sometimes it's the best way to bring out an issue and bring attention to an issue in a very smart way. is this one of the things where there is a blue state-red
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
tell you that chairman john conyers later said he was a fan of cobairs and if he didn't have campaign due back at home in the state of michigan, he would attend a rally that cobair plans to hold on the national mall in late october, and we have all the testimony and the laughs on www.myfoxdc.com. >>> a vigil is getting underway at this hour for a prince georges county woman struck and killed by a car and that victim was running for u.s. senate. maureen umeh has more. >> reporter: they want this vigil to be a celebration of her life. let me step out of the way and you can see how many people are gathering in the parking lot to honor her life, 30 years old and a force to be a lead in the county and state. taking the lead at the university of miami to run as a green party candidate for senate and look at the video. a tragic scene. her dreams cut short early sunday morning when she was hit by an suv while riding her bike on route 202. she was training for a triathalon and the mother was concerned about the length of -- in this this area. police say a suv hit her and failed to stop at the
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm EDT
of immigrant workers but because of the media attention, representative conyers asked him to leave the room. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing i'm i'm happy to do so. i'm only hear at they are invitation. >> that's fair enough. >> the mood was lighter when colbert gave his opening statements. >> for one thing when you are picking beans you have to spend all day bend binding over an it turns out, and i didn't know in, most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high. come on. where's the funding? >> he testified that migrant farm workers suffer and have little rights. lindsay lohan is facing a judge for the first time since failing a drug test. >> the troubled actress came back to court to face a new judge about a familiar problem. last weekend, lohan admitted on twit cher failed they are march da tour drug test saying this was certainly a setback for me but i'm taking responsibility for my actions and i'm prepared to face the consequences. it was a month ago in this
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 9:00pm EDT
this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there. we are sure it will be shown on the show tonight. i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of chairwoman if she would like me to remove myself i'm happy to do so. i'm only here at her invitation. >> sean: in the end he stuck  and made -- joining me with reaction all of this former democratic pollster pat caddell, andrea, both fox news contributors. let's start with the brawl. apparently, and i got some photographs, apparently harry reid supporters, he wouldn't show up at the forum. so sharron angle is there. reid supporters bust in. brawl breaks out. what is that telling you mr. caddell? >> the tensions are so high, it going to get worse. the sheriff where i live in charleston county told me, law enforcement doesn't understand the raging emotion going on. there are going
FOX News
Sep 25, 2010 5:00am EDT
in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there. we are sure it will be shown on the show tonight. i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of chairwoman if she would like me to remove myself i'm happy to do so. i'm only here at her invitation. >> sean: in the end he stuck  and made -- joining me with reaction all of this former democratic pollster pat caddell, andrea, both fox news contributors. let's start with the brawl. apparently, and i got some photographs, apparently harry reid supporters, he wouldn't show up at the forum. so sharron angle is there. reid supporters bust in. brawl breaks out. what is that telling you mr. caddell? >> the tensions are so high, it going to get worse. the sheriff where i live in charleston county told me, la
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
't they leave? we heard conyers. >> conyers was sort of giving the early warning signal. i'm not sure a lot of members of congress really got what was going on. when colbert talks about entering footage of his colonos, this is just reenforcing the negative opinions most people have of congress and they're going to be surprised this gives -- it's going to have a lot of backlash. >> now, pelosi was asked about colbert's testimony today. >> do you think it was appropriate he testified today? >> he's an american. before the committee, has his point of view. he can bring attention to an important issue like immigration, it's great. >> one think i'm wondering about, i've seen some reaction on twitter. you're a big use rer of it, i'm a big user of it. today felt like a day that embarrassed me -- feels like a blue state, red state divide here. saying you know what, that's what satire does. sometimes satire's the best way to bring attention to an issue in a very smart way. if wall streit's one of those t maybe the heartland will say, this is why we want to throw the bums out. >> i think in the 24/7
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm EDT
on testimony to be submitted for the record. right, mr. conyers? we need the black scholars in the nation to route around this and help make any discussion about amending the 14th amendment, to weaken it. radio active and make the discussion about improving the 14th amendment and talking about how the courts have weekend the real intention of the framers of the 14th amendment. we need to get people together to put testimony that mr. coleman can sign his name. it's just li we do in the supreme court. we need friends of the court briefs. we need friends of john conyers, you know, testimony. the other things we need to do is t we need to make sure that peop are made aware that the 14th amendment is under assault, and that means the bill of rights is under assault. and if they will go there, they will go to the fourth amendment. if they will go there they could go to the 13th amendment. not likely, but they will go to other amendments. they certainly have repeedly tried to pass amendments that circumscribe the first amendment. so whatever you can tell us to do, this is the ream team. and so,
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT
much. that's fair enough. >> the gentleman's time has expired. megyn: so john conyers, a democrat, wanted colbert to go, but the chairwoman, sow lofgren, wanted him to stay. and what happened next looked like a big joke, but not everyone was laughing. just ahead, stephen colbert's testimony -- if you want to call it that -- and reaction from one republican congressman who was not happy. he'll be here live. fox news alert, folks. within the last two hours eric shawn, our own eric shawn, sat down for an exclusive and sometimes combative interview with, arguably, the most hated person in new york city right now. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. eric joins us now with the fascinating details. hi, eric. >> reporter: hi, megyn, how are you? he said in this interview which was wide-ranging, yes, combative and also spirited that the world is free not to believe iran when it comes to their nuclear program. of course, he again denied that iran is trying to get a nuclear bomb. i also asked him about his controversial comments about 9/11. yesterday at the united nations general assembly
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 10:00am EDT
is that representative conyers wanted colbert to submit his testimony. so, we're still not clear whether or not he will be able to testify with his own voice, but it looks like that should go forward as it has become almost appointment tv here on capitol hill. >> we're tight on time because of this breaking news, luke, but give us in 30 seconds this infighting democrats and democrats and republicans and republicans. >> real earthquakely, on the tax issue as you saw yesterday, they will pump the issue until after the midterm elections. a lot of democrats are upset about that because they feel the tax issue is one they can win. if they pass tax cuts for the middle class and let the wealthy ones expire. the democratic caucus said, you know what, we cannot extend the bush tax cuts and that created an infight that harry reid was not able to over come. on the republican side, this pledge to america which came out was essentially the contract of america of 2010. some conservative republicans feel that it is not different enough from the policies that occurred before. the tea party enthusiasm radiated on
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 8:00pm EDT
as he entered the meeting room. john conyers asked colbert to submit his opening statement in writing and leave. colbert deferred to lofgren the chairwoman for call. she said he should stay. conyers retracted his request and colbert delivered his opening remarks. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american, then sliced by guatemalan and served by venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. because my great grandfather did not travel across 4,000 miles of the atlantic ocean to see this country overrun by immigrants. he did it because he killed a man back in ireland. that's the rumor, i don't know if that's true. i'd like to have 2have that stricken from the record. the number may increase in the near future, as i understand many democrats may be looking for work come november. this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so few americans are clamoring to begin an exciting career as seasonal migrant field worker. so what's the answer? i'm a free market guy. normally i would leave this to the invisible hand
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2010 2:00am EDT
than u.s. citizens. thank you. i will yield back. >> mr. conyers will be recognized for any oning statement he may wish to give at this time. >> i would like to propose to mr. king that we formed this committee so that we could have everybody worked very qckly. between you and i, we could probably recruit hundreds of thousands of people and solve this problem, even though the farm workers could not do it, senator feinstein was not successful. you say it is pretty easy, so i would like to work with you on this. what do you say? >> i appreciate you yielding to me. i have a actually recruited farmworkers and hired them and paid them. i had to raise the wages and benefits in order to attract people. i know that migrants go to california for jobs. if you raise the wages, the workers will show up, the legal workers will show up. >> so, the answer is yes? >> i would be happy to do that. hopefully we can consider the labor is a commodity like corn or beans and that supply and demand will establish its value in the marketplace. >> you would not have any objection to them being organized me
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2010 2:00am EDT
illegal workers than u.s. citizens. thank you. i will yield back. >> mr. conyers will be recognized for any opening statement he may wish to give at this time. >> i would like to propose to mr. king that we formed this committee so that we could have everybody worked very quickly. between you and i, we could probably recruit hundreds of thousands of people and solve this problem, even though the farm workers could not do it, senator feinstein was not successful. you say it is pretty easy, so i would like to work with you on this. what do you say? >> i appreciate you yielding to me. i have a actually recruited farmworkers and hired them and paid them. i had to raise the wages and benefits in order to attract people. i know that migrants go to california for jobs. if you raise the wages, the workers will show up, the legal workers will show up. >> so, the answer is yes? >> i would be happy to do that. hopefully we can consider the labor is a commodity like corn or beans and that supply and demand will establish its value in the marketplace. >> you would not have any objection to them
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2010 8:00pm EDT
the committee chairman, mr. conyers, the ranking member, the the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, and my colleague from virginia, mr. good let for co-sponsoring this important legislation and for their consistent commitment to this issue. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 5932 and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentleman from texas. smith i yield myself as much time as i consume. mr. speaker, h.r. 5932 is an important step in combating a crime that cost retailers and taxpayers billions of dollars every year. i am pleased to join my judiciary committee colleagues, chairman conyers, chairman scott, and congressman good lad northbound this legislation. this involves large quantities of merchandise from retail stores. unlike shoplifters, these thieves steal the merchandise with the intention of selling it back into the marketplace. in the past, these were resold at swap meets, flea markets, or pawn shops. today, the most popular venue is the internet. websites such as e-bay, craigslist, and amazon.com are being exploited
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2010 10:00am EDT
to treated. finally congressman john conyers has been a warrior for decades. think about what he has done and what he represents. there is crime in detroit, crime in chicago, crime in new york, crime in los angeles, crime in washington d.c., yet how deeper than that? you prevented by intervening earlier. you do what bobby scott has done with the promise act. you try to change the paradigm. my institution wrote a report for bobby scott when the youth project was first being implemented. our report sent the message -- no more children left behind bars. there's no more ambiguity, it's an acclamation of what we have to have behind bars -- about what we have to have. it tells us that intervention and truman are the prescriptions we need, not punishment and imprisonment. we have to move from tough to smart. why are we winning this battle now? i go to my home state, california, and what uic? thousands of people are being released from prison now. was there an epiphany? they cannot afford to lock people up any more. it is not cost-productive. they have to release people not because they're saying
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 2:00pm EDT
thing. i'm surprised they sat there and allowed him to do so. congressman john conyers didn't want it to go forward. there was a moment it was very strange. apparently he was invited in by the chairperson of the committee and it moved forward. tamron, it sets the stage for what's to come. october 30th, this rally where jon stewart and stephen colbert get together, the angry middle of the country, who knows what lies around the bend. >> i want to read what a republican out of utah said about colbert testifying. what a joke. all the serious issues we have and we have colbert as an expert witness. >> very predictable. i'm sure many are hearing you read the words and saying hell yes. me, i laughed when i heard them. it was a very well done routine. it was five minutes. on your job when somebody shows up with a balloon or a stripper because it's somebody's birthday -- >> where do you work? >> huh? >> where do you work? >> msnbc. it was a moment of levity for the congress. let them have one. >> i want to play another clip from colbert e testifying at the hearing. let's play it. >> do you
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 4:00pm EDT
john conyers asked him to leave the room so they could get on with the rest of the witnesses. but the subcommittee chairman who had invited colbert recommended that he stay and could notti icon said that would be okay. >> it was no laughing matter where they convi the actor for the attempted murder. he is best known for his supporting role in the 40-year-old virgin. george lewis has more on the dramatic trial. ridn't take the jury very long to come back with bad news for actor shelley. >> we the jury in the above entitled cause find the defendant guilty of the crime of attempted rder. >> reporter: guilty of trying to kill kendra bebe who used to be his girlfriend and using a deadly weapon to assault beebe's male companion, david maldonado. >> reporter: t trial was fill with men of drama testimony. he claimed he was flailing wildly with a knife. >> back and forth. >> reporter trying to defend himself from an attack by maldonado when he stabbed beebe more than 20 times. >> his hand was behind his back. >> reporter: kendra broke down on the witness stand as she described the att
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. the subcommittee chair who had invited colbert to speak in the first place, recommended that he today and conyers said that would be okay. >>> lindsay lohans back behind bars. this time, she is not going anywhere for a while. a california judge sent the 24-year-old actress back to jail after she failed a drug test. this is her third stint in jail. all of this stem from a 3-year-old dui se. officials say unlike the last two time when she was released early, lohan will stay locked up until her hearing which takes place october 22nd. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why these tough times i've put education first. we've made record invements in our classrooms... doubled the number of chaer schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts sawe nowave the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in eve neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. >>> the school system in newark,
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. we will now begin with questions. if mr. conyers is ready, i will recognize mr. conyers for questions or five minutes. >> thank you. i appreciate all of the testimony of all of the witnesses. that mr.o observe d submitted stayman was significantly different than the one he presented, but that -- submitted statement was significantly different than the presented, but that is a small detail. you spoke of a conversation you had with a grower who had a program to provide jobs to african-americans, but in your te that testimony you stay tha he closed the program because he could not get federal agencies or state agencies to provide money. it sounds like he could not make it profitable without government investment, right? >> k.i.a. invested a quarter of a million dollars of his on money -- he invested a quarter of a million dollars of his own money. he has worked with blanche lincoln on these issues. he is very much involved in issues affecting people that are disadvantaged. >> i know he is a good guy, but he could not get enough money, right? >> he could not get a federal official to inve
FOX News
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
to -- >> john conyers knew. >> right. >> ridiculous. >> the committee invited him up there to look hip and get some publicity and they certainly got publicity. not so hip, though. john conyers, before mr. colbert even opened his mouth, he tried to derail it and he said you know what? you can go ahead and enter your testimony into the record. you don't have to read it. please leave now. and then there was kind of a little squabble and colbert said, well, i came. if she wants me to leave, i'll leave and she said, you know, let's talk about this and then conyers withdrew it. it was extraordinary that it was so uncomfortable. pelosi, however, disagrees with hoyer. she says this. of course, i think it's appropriate. he's an american, right? he comes before the committee. he has a point of view. he can bring attention to an important issue like immigration. >> uh-huh. you think this is funny? i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by a mexican and served by a venezuela in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> it's hysterical. >> not when you're talking about the most i
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. john conyers of michigan asked colbert to leave the hearing and let the real experts to testify. lofgren is co-chair and she told him he could stay. in one corner a 200-pound bear in the other this woman clutching this very zucchini the outcome of the epic match up next. and that stephen colbert testimony you just saw, you can catch the whole thing on foxnews.com. just click on the link toward the center of the home page. the smell of home made chili whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay th mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. ♪ i like your messy hair ♪ i like the clothes you wear ♪ i le the wa
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
conyers asked colbert to submit his testimony in writing and leave. while the nature of the hearing is a deadly serious one, mr. colbert's testimony was anything but. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman. if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so i'm only here at her invitation. >> america's are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see that many americans have already started. >> do i get paid by the bean or the hour? >> by the hour. >> how many hours have i been working? >> about 12 minutes. >> please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when picking beans you hav
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> not everybody was amused what kol bert had to say. john conyers asked him to leave his written testimony and then leave the room speierly. but colbert testified anyway because he was invited by the committee chairwoman. nancy pelosi was asked whether she thinks it was appropriate he testified. she said i think it's appropriate. he is an american and has a point of view and can bring attention to an important issue like immigration and jason hogette wrote me a great e-mail. he says as for this colbert appearance, would that hearing have gotten any attention from our national media or me without a celebrity showing up and playing on our star-struck natures? i thought it was a good point. breaking news here on lindsay lohan. the troubled starlet heading back to jail. she admitted on twitter last week she failed her drug test. the drug had no patience with it and warned her she would go back to jail and without any lectures she was handcuffed and led straight back to jail. we hear from nbc chris dunn ten welker who were in the courtroom and her parents were stunned by that turn of event. qui
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2010 8:00pm EDT
and chairman john conyers, and we have the pleasure of welcoming you today to the panel on the history of the 14th amendment. we would like to start the panel today by introducing india juranmo who was in the 6 circuit who is a historian with respect to the 14th amendmt and his foundation supports education on the amendment as part of the civic understanding of all americans. i would like to give the podium to him and give us an outline of the keith exhibit. >> good morning. i'm i india juranmo. on today's panel marching towards justice of the 14th amendment of the u.s. constitution is being presented by the keith collection and congressman john thomas j.r.. today's panel congressmen rates the exhibit at pcp's annual legislative conference this weekend. the march towards justice exhibit is of the keith wall coection which was start as th central repository for our rican american legal history. this focuses on the 14th amendment to the u.s. constitution and the struggle to make the united states a true democracy. the 14th amendment was established in 1868, but it was not enforced for af
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that congressman conyers did vote on this. it to it's like to sign a post card to your member of congress asking them to co-on jabil, please take one ensign it outside. now i am going to pass it on -- it is interesting because the congressman has been working many years to pass legislation and racial profiling put in arizona. and as we talk a lot of times about the loss of citizenship rights, we also need to talk about the human rights protections of the constitution's in this country. jennifer will discuss a little bit about what is happening across the country. >> good morning, everyone. i want to make mr. conyers for bringing us all together to talk about these very important issues. i have been asked to talk about racial profiling in the context of emigrants. there have been many waves of american history in which there have been anti-democrat laws and policies, but that the federal and state and city level. starting about five years ago, there has been a more recent wave, and states and cities across the country started proposing and enacting laws that were essentially designed to make life
CNN
Sep 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
question this. the actual chairman of this subcommittee, john conyers at the beginning said he appreciateds stephen colbert's attention to this issue, the celebrity he's bringing to the issue, but he said, please leave. >> i'm not asking you not to talk. i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and 134i9 your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chair woman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the room, i would be happy to do so. i'm here at her invitation. >> thank you very much. >> i emphasized, that's the democratic chairman talking to the democratic subcommittee chair woman. she was not happy afterwards. he took it back after he heard the opening statement of the republican witness. this is a very interesting ride, and already is. it is about a serious topic, there's no question, and that topic is about legislation talked about here for years, and whether or not there should be legislation passed for illegal immigrant workers, migrant workers on farms to allow them to be here legally because many people, including many people on that panel say
FOX News
Sep 30, 2010 1:00pm EDT
john conyers asking him to launch an investigation. that has not happened. i asked if they win in number is that going to happen. he says i don't care what happens in november, i'm going to keep pushing. i spoke with an officer there. he tpaoupbdz it interesting that the names have not been refield by the doj. that speaks volume. here is a letter that he sent to the commission in a general response to the allegation. he says since pw-blging theassistant attorney jenna cornerstone of my message to the entire division is that we must recommit the division to enforcing all the laws on the books that we are empowered to enforce and we must not pick and choose among them. there is no policy of celebrity tiff enforcement and our actions bear this out. now we wait to see if that congressional investigation is launched at some point in the future. megyn: the inspector general of the doj, glen fine is investigating some of these allegations which is a major about face. we'll see how his investigation turns out as well. shannon thanks so much. >> reporter: good to see you. megyn: likewis
FOX News
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
conyers said stop it before we start this thing. this is a bad idea. watch. >> you know, i'm not asking you not to talk, i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> by the way -- >> mockery of congress. >> well, john conyers once said something about not reading legislation and stuff. that was one of his finer moments, asking steven colbert to leave because most people now agree that was a stupid waste of time and people are saying they're not going to go on his show anymore specifically politicians they're coming to their senses the way in which the pieces are edited don't always make them look so great as the final product. >> you are so diplomatic. they sit down for two hours. >> i'm not diplomatic about this at all. >> they knock it down to three minutes and most of them end up looking really stupid. it's a statement called better known your district and a lot of congresspeople say this is an opportunity for me to be on national television. people get to know me, show my personality. i'm going to go do it. they're finally saying esse
CNN
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
are eager to hear his comment. >> i'm only here at her ini have tapgs. >> steven colbert stayed and conyers told me afterwards in the end he thought it went well. he was funny and even, quote, profound. as for the chairwoman who invited him, she saidafter wards according to someone spoke to her said she had no regrets and she got what she wanted, that is attention to a cause, an issue that she says she has hearings on and no cameras show up at all. and the hallways were filled with reporters. but the hearing room was packed. in fact, the congresswoman, the chairwoman even joked the hearing that she had not seen that many people, that many reporters in the judiciary committee since bill clinton's impeachment. >> surreal moment for a serious issue, dana. thanks very much. >>> new evidence coming in to "the situation room" that voters' great expectations for the obama presidency are being dashed. >>> and striking new poll numbers just weeks before critical midterm elections. >>> should evangelicals be allowed to sing the praises of christianity at a u.s. army base. complaints of a concert set
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2010 2:00am EDT
was communications director for john conyers. you cannot match the experience of working for a member of congress that's been around as long as john. it's not essential to go to graduate school. it cannot hurt, often times it helps. if you are going to an ivey league school, you can't beat the connections. civic engagement. everybody is not cut out for public office or working in the public sector. you see that often time when's people are out to get money. bringing people up. talking to high school students, meant yring students in your community where you attend college. i have only worked in public service. the obama campaign. my sense of purpose is in working on issues that really connect with people. there is nothing more important for an individual than their shelter. that is the sense of purpose i find in my current role. that's all i have. >> i took a different route. i did graduate school first and then i started working on the hill. there is one piece whether you want to be a public servant or elected official. there's a sacrifice there. the money will come. i'm a witness, it will come.
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
that even attempted to gain a hold of this thing was john conyers saying to submit his statement in writing. the chair of the committee said to make this a joke. what i am mostly disappointed in is that the republicans on the committee did not walk out. that would have made a statement. it was not worth it. the fact that stephen colbert work for one day in a field to show what migrant workers do, my god, i grew up working in farmer fields in wisconsin picking rocks. that is what you did when you are a high-school student and there were no other jobs. you picked rocks before the farmers would plow and plant. i could have, and testified and said what it was like to work and 100-degree temperatures. i had as much experience as stephen colbert did. that is not the kind of person that should be in front of our congress giving testimony host: you don't think he brought attention to the issue at least? caller: he made the congress looks stupid. there is enough attention on illegal immigration with our federal government suing the state of arizona over their immigration bill. there is plenty of att
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
was brilliant. i think that john conyers, the ranking democrat, really is very humorless. he tried to ban stephen when he was obviously going to be in character from giving testimony. if you watch c-span on a regular basis you see what a joke many of these committee hearings are anyway. so i think he did a great job. i predict he will bring more attention to this issue because it is a fact now. the pew research institute has issued its latest findings, one out of every seven agricultural workers in this country today is an undocumented immigrant. so he brings a real issue to the public in a humor russ way. satire has always been used in that way. jenna: he is covering his mouth. laughing --. >> reporter: trying to stay in character. jenna: we'll see if he returns again. one of the things we talked about tea party. tea party panel. the guy says i don't like the tea party. lynn asks do you feel you underestimated tea party movement in the other days? >> jen, i like to, had my 40th anniversary and point out all the things i did right. no doubt i missed the tea party phenomenon when that tsun
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2010 1:00pm EDT
of foreign wars, the nra and gun owners of america. chairman conyers of the judiciary committee raised questions on the jurisdictional issue regarding the provision and has insisted it be taken out. i repeat that again. here we go again. so to america, bills are coming to the floor, people are yanking things out of the bill. so what's happened is we are rushing bills to the floor rather than allow them to be properly vetted through all jurisdictions. we are not going to do that. what do we have? we have a bill now on the floor that had a gun provision taken out of it. right before an election. that's great. i'm not running again. so those of you who are pleased i guess the gun provision was taken out of the bill, you can answer your constituents about why that happened. i'm once again bothered. it's unfortunate. i'm leaving an institution i love and respect, but boy am i bothered with the way it's being run. i yield back my time and i ask members to support this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california. mr. filner:
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2010 2:00am EDT
conyers, junior. today's panel commemorates the exhibition of the march toward justice exhibit at the legislative conference this weekend. the marching towards justice exhibit is the inaugural exhibit of the law collection which was started as a central repozztri for african american legal history. the marching towards justice exhibit focuses on the 14th amendment and the struggle to make the united states a true democracy. the 14th amendment was established in 1868 but it was not enforced for african americans until the late 20th century. it was established to define what it means to be a citizen of the united states. our distinguished panelists will discuss the historical significance of the 14th amendment, especially in light of recent challenges to its continued relevance. at the conclusion of the discussion thereby will be tours which of the display. i'd like to thank our sponsors on first the interactive game counsel which helps today's program, including the gm foundation which has enabled the exhibit to travel all around the country. i'd also like to acknowledge the cur
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